The NCGA’s Poppy Hills has been named a finalist for National Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owner’s Association. In 2015, Poppy Hills was named Course of the Year by the California Golf Course Owner’s Association.
The USGA and The R&A announced the introduction of a new Local Rule, which will be implemented in NCGA Championships, that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green.
Stroud served on the USGA Executive Committee from 1977 to 1979 and is also a former member of the NCGA Board of Directors.
There’s a number of changes for 2016 for the NCGA Amateur Tour. Among them are the names of some championships and player eligibility, such as the Masters Division Championship becoming the Mid-Amateur Championship (open to players 25-older).
2015 featured another full slate of NCGA tournaments in the Northern California region. Here’s a photo gallery of some of the best scenes and moments of the year.
The 9th Seaver Cup, a biennial event that features the best of the SCGA against the best of the NCGA, tees off Dec. 10-11 at Rancho La Quinta CC. The overall series is tied 3-3-2.
The USGA has announced changes to the Handicap System in tandem with its 2016 updates to the Rules of Golf. One is that player’s playing alone can no longer post scores for handicap purposes.
The awards keep coming in for the new Poppy Hills Golf Course. Recently, the California Golf Course Owners Association tabbed the NCGA’s home course its 2015 Course of the Year.
Design consultants are finally convincing facilities to develop experiences better suited for the female golfer.
After 15 years as a course rater for the NCGA, 77-year-old Twain Harte resident Chuck Jett is retiring. He leaves with Course Rater of the Year honors.